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Updated May 15, 2018
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Pros
  • big data/data science opportunities (in 11 reviews)

  • As a developer, you have the opportunity to learn a lot of stuff here (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Bad decisions in middle management will make you suffer cause employees are held accountable at the end (in 6 reviews)

  • Product declining thanks to fowl top management, and they are living on investor's money till it lasts (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Rewarding Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guavus full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very rewarding, challenging, inspirational place to work! I will miss all the working relationships formed over the years, such an incredible grouping of talent and experience that makes this place so exceptional!

    Cons

    Left for personal reasons, really enjoyed working for Guavus.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "never meet financial goal"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    not sure there is any comparing with many others

    Cons

    unclear goals, many legacy issues, political silos, talent people leaving or let go, management enjoying first class traveling, keep cheating to customers

  3. "Guavus provides new opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guavus full-time

    Pros

    Got the opportunity to work on machine learning and became analytical engineer

    Cons

    Fund issues were there but after thales things should look good


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Unscrupulous company: Don't join"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Guavus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There really are no pros. Used to be the case when big data was an in-thing, now there are plenty of big data/data science opportunities.

    Cons

    They recently got acquired by Thales and outside of the top management, none of the employees, even long-standing employees made any money, after years of no salary hikes and no bonuses. One can say this is typical in Silicon Valley, but this is really exploitation in action. There are multiple options in SV/India/Canada where the top management do care about their employees so no need to waste time here.

    Advice to Management

    The least you could have done is given a small reward out of your own share to every one who worked, as a token.


  5. "Great technology and vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus full-time

    Pros

    Great technology in fast growing segment. Very driven smart people

    Cons

    Sometimes sales cycle can be long as we are introducing new ideas and new ways of working

    Advice to Management

    Continue innovating while delivering products with clear value proposition


  6. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent team culture in high growth market. Re-energized and focused over the last year with new leadership team and great sales / technical resources.

    Cons

    Has taken a bit longer to pivot than planned, but moving with acceleration now.

    Advice to Management

    Increase cross functional communications - keep ALL focused on near and long term goals.


  7. "It is getting better!"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and talented engineers. The sales team is top notch and getting better.

    Cons

    Long hours and too much travel

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving the changes. Communicate more to the teams.

  8. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guavus (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great encouraging teams, good environment,

    Cons

    Not immediate chance of growth at early stage,


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of structure & direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule is a plus.

    Cons

    No structure, no direction, uncertainty of company's future.


  10. "Great environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, interesting technology with lots of potential. It was fun and always exciting environment.

    Cons

    Business is not as good as it was. I wish them all the best.


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